Public Space Protection Orders

Tackling anti-social behaviour in the community

The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 introduced new powers for Councils to tackle Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB). One of these new powers was the ability to introduce Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) to restrict certain activities or behaviours within a defined area if it could be deemed such activity was having a detrimental impact on the local community.

Such orders then give Police and Council officers additional powers to then undertake enforcement action against people who cause Anti-Social Behaviour in public places.

PSPOs are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces without experiencing anti-social behaviour.

Thanet already has the following orders in place:

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